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Living a Love-Based Life (Part III)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 23, 2021 • 12 Comments

Morning has broken like the first morning. Blackbird has spoken like the first bird. Praise for the singing, Praise for the morning, Praise for them springing fresh from the world. – Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965) from “Morning Has Broken” (1931) Two millennia after Jesus taught us how to love as the Godhead loves, that perfect divine... Read More

Living a Love-Based Life (Part II)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 16, 2021 • 36 Comments

I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way! Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride to make it easier. Let the children’s laughter remind us how we used to be. – Michael Masser (1941-2015) & Linda Creed (1948-1986), from “The... Read More

Living a Love-Based Life (Part I)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 09, 2021 • 33 Comments

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me bring love. Where there is offence, let me bring pardon. Where there is discord, let me bring union. Where there is error, let me bring truth. Where there is doubt, let me bring faith. Where there is despair, let me bring... Read More

The Love You Are

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 26, 2020 • 46 Comments

Joy to the world! The Lord is come. Let earth receive her King! Let every heart prepare Him room, And heaven and nature sing! And heaven and nature sing! And heaven, and heaven and nature sing! – Isaac Watts (1674-1748), from “Joy to the World” (1719) It pains me to admit that I seem to... Read More

The Prophesy Is Fulfilled

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 19, 2020 • 38 Comments

O come, O come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here, Until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel.        – From “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” (9th Century Latin Hymn, Translated 1861) Every human-made god has human flaws, and none of them has... Read More

Now, About Sex… (Part III)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 12, 2020 • 25 Comments

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation! O my soul, praise him, for he is your health and salvation! Come, all who hear; now to his temple draw near, join me in glad adoration. – Joachim Neander (1650-1680), from the German “Praise to the Lord” (1680) The only approach to morality that... Read More

Now, About Sex… (Part II)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 05, 2020 • 48 Comments

Don’t you think it’s rather funny That I should be in this position? I’m the one who’s always been so calm, so cool, no lover’s fool, Running every show. He scares me so. – Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice, from “Jesus Christ Superstar” (1971) The divine love that Jesus taught is the only kind... Read More

Now, About Sex… (Part I)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 28, 2020 • 57 Comments

I don’t know how to love him. What to do, how to move him. I’ve been changed, yes really changed. In these past few days, when I’ve seen myself, I seem like someone else. – Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice, from “Jesus Christ Superstar” (1971) Animals reshuffle genetic material in the process of producing... Read More

Living the Love That Jesus Taught

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 21, 2020 • 33 Comments

What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear. And what a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer. – Joseph M. Scriven (1819-1886), from “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (1855)  Without the work of researchers who have studied the afterlife and the greater reality, we still... Read More

The Love That Jesus Taught

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 14, 2020 • 36 Comments

If I loved you, Time and again I would try to say All I’d want you to know. If I loved you, Words wouldn’t come in an easy way. Round in circles I’d go! – Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960), from the musical “Carousel” (1945) The harder we work to ever better understand the Gospel teachings... Read More